Latest News from the MRC
Autumn 2016 Lecture Programme
Our Autumn 2016 lecture programme covers a diverse range of subjects from DCC control, through the Gottard line to one of the most infamous railway accidents. Visitors are welcome.
Thursday 13th October 2016 at 7.30pm
Mick Moignard presents: DCC – basics & upwards
DCC is one of the most important advances in the Model Railway hobby since we gave up keys for electricity.Come to this lecture to understand what DCC is, how it works and why it's so valuable at all levels of the hobby, regardless of scale. We'll look at choosing and purchasing a system, at decoders and their installation, layout wiring and running trains and then look around the edges at a few of the other things it can do.
The MRC goes Large
The MRC has just completed one of the largest layouts it has ever built, the "Django Express", for The Goldrush - a pop-up restaurant in the heart of Vauxhall.
The 75' / 25m long G scale railway runs the length of the venue, with a US 'pioneer' loco running up and down all night, creating sound and visual atmosphere for Wild West themed dining experience.
Library Additions - June 2016
Our library has one of the widest and largest ranges of books for railway modellers - covering prototype railways and modelling. The following books have recently been added.
The library is open for browsing on Thursday evenings from 7-9pm (unless there is a lecture), and on our monthly open afternoons. Check out the calendar for details. Members can borrow most books to read and work from at home.
"Blacklade" in Hornby Magazine
MRC member Stephen Siddle's OO gauge layout "Blacklade" is featured in the June 2016 edition of Hornby Magazine - which is on sale now.
You can get a taster for the layout on our Blog, but there is more about it including some lovely pictures in the magzine.